Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
At least three people have been killed, including a child, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the compound of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, police say.
A British national and two women of Somali origin arrested in Kenya on suspicion of recruiting for the Shabaab militant group have been released, police say.
Protesters have gathered in the town of Garissa, Kenya, to "call for the end" of al-Shabaab, a day after a brutal terror attack on Garissa University claimed 147 lives.
A bus travelling in northern Mali has been blown by a mine, killing at least four people, police and administrative officials say.
A policeman and a civilian have been wounded after gunmen opened fire on a police outpost in Mali’s capital Bamako, an attack a minister insisted was an "isolated act".
Norway has arrested three people suspected of aiding an al-Qaeda offshoot fighting in Syria, at least two of which are accused of having joined the militant group as foreign fighters, Norwegian police say.
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